The ANA proactively takes stands on public issues and governmental actions that affect the marketing community's ability to operate in our free-market society. As a leading advocate for all client-side marketers, the ANA publicly underscores the immense economic value.

Legal & Regulatory Webinar Series

The ANA Legal & Regulatory webinar series explores topics that are on the cutting edge of advertising and marketing law as well as ongoing regulatory and legal developments that may cut into your company's bottom line. Webinars generally take place the second Tuesday of every other month.

If you have questions specifically about the Legal & Regulatory webinar series, please contact David Buzby at


Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.


The European Union’s Safe Harbor Ruling: A Practical Discussion of the Impact and Solutions


New IHS Economics and Country Risk Study

The study, conducted by IHS Economics and Country Risk, demonstrates the importance of advertising as a driving force in the United States economy. According to the study, in 2014 advertising contributed $3.4 trillion to the U.S. GDP, comprising 19 percent of the nation’s total economic output, and supported 20 million, or 14 percent, of the 142 million jobs in the U.S.
The study provides the ability to determine advertising’s impact in every state and congressional district in the U.S.

ANA Regulatory Rumblings

AMA’s Proposal on Prescription Drug Advertising is Wrong and Misguided Posted Posted: Nov 19, 2015 9:00am ET
In a surprise vote on Tuesday at the Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA), the physician group adopted a policy aimed at banning direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical advertising. The group will now begin lobbying Congress for a ban on these ads.

Advertising's Key Role Posted: Nov 16, 2015 3:45pm ET
A new report released today examines advertising’s contribution to U.S. GDP and the economy in general. The report found that advertising contributed an astounding $3.4 trillion to the U.S. GDP in 2014.




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Role of Advertising in America

Advertising occupies a major place in American society. Linked to the bedrock principles that shaped our nation—free speech, competition and individual choice—it has served the public since colonial times as a source of vital information about our open, market-based economy.
The Role of Advertising in America (PDF)
The Basics of Advertising Regulation (PDF)

Legal Affairs Committee

The Legal Affairs Committee was created in 2003 to address, discuss, and seek solutions to the numerous legal, regulatory and legislative issues advertisers face that relate to challenges to their advertising content and practices. All ANA members with an interest in the legal and regulatory issues confronting advertising and marketing are welcome to join. 

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